Dr. Cristiano Huscher has long used robotics and artificial intelligence for surgical procedures at the Policlinico Abano chain of hospitals in Italy. So when six doctors contracted Covid-19 at his hospital in Sardinia two months ago, he once again turned to technology — in this case, UVD Robots — to disinfect the rooms. The robot moves autonomousl...

Coronavirus may have been present in Italy as early as December, according to the country's National Institute for Health (ISS). The virus was found in samples of sewage water in Milan and Turin, the institute said in a new report. ISS researchers analysed 40 samples of wastewater collected from October 2019 to February 2020, and compared them to 2...

Before the reopening, designers spent time reimagining the future of dining in Italy. In reality, we have seen little plexiglass in restaurants and the regulations say that masks are not required at your table during consumption. Mask wearing and eating and drinking, you see, don’t go very well together. However, now a group of Italian designers wa...

A young girl in Naples has recovered her hearing thanks to complex surgery involving an implant of a middle ear temporal bone created using 3D-printing technology. The innovative operation - the first in Italy to use 3D printing to custom-design a prosthesis of the missing bone - was carried out by surgeons at the Santobono-Pausillipon pediatric ho...

Archaeologists have mapped a complete Roman city for the first time using ground-penetrating radar, revealing highly detailed images that they say could revolutionise our understanding of how such sites worked.  As well as a bath house, theatre, shops and several temples, the team from the universities of Cambridge and Ghent have discovered a large...

The event, organized by Miami Scientific Italian Community to promote the spread of the Made in Italy researhers’ culture. Leonardo Da Vinci, symbol of the Italian excellence in creativity and innovation: this is the key in understanding the project Leonardo’s Way: The discovery of modern Italian geniuses in US. The USA appreciates and looks more a...

Grazie all'accordo fra le aziende Takis e Rottapharm Biotech sono previsti in autunno i test sull'uomo del vaccino chiamato Covid-eVax, per i quali è già partita la produzione dei quantitativi necessari alla fase 1-2 dei test. «Il programma di sviluppo - osservano le due aziende - prevede ora il completamento degli studi di laboratorio e la produzi...

Hospitals can be quite a drag. Sanitized smells, blank walls and ceilings, waiting, anxieties about illness. All in all, most view hospitals as having a quite depressing atmosphere. But not all of them. For seven years, Italian painter Silvio Irilli has dedicated himself to changing the image of Italian hospitals with his Ospedali Dipinti (Painted...

Con circa 5 milioni di euro l’anno l’Italia è al primo posto tra i Paesi mediterranei e al secondo in tutta Europa, subito dopo il Regno Unito, per finanziamenti pubblici all’energia dal mare. A rivelarlo è il primo rapporto del progetto europeo OceanSET 2020, che ha analizzato investimenti e sviluppo tecnologico di 11 Paesi europei. Per l’Italia i...

A perfectly preserved ancient Roman mosaic floor has been discovered near the northern Italian city of Verona. Archaeologists were astonished by the find as it came almost a century after the remains of a villa, believed to date to the 3rd century AD, were unearthed in a hilly area above the town of Negrar di Valpolicella. After the discovery in 19...